November 21, (THEWILL) – Bayelsa State Governor, Sen. Douye Diri, has warned Corps members deployed to the State, against cases of induced rejection,Truancy, Absenteeism and redundancy at places of primary assignment, especially in Government establishments.
According to Gov. Diri, Corps members should shun such acts of misconduct and that it will not be tolerated in the State.
Diri, represented by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on NYSC Matters, Mr Wisdom Poyeri, while giving the earning during the closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch ‘B’ Stream I Orientation Course, which was held at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp, Boro Town, assured corps members deployed to the State for national service of adequate security and welfare during the service year.
He said the security and welfare of corps members remain the top priority of the government, to enable them serve the nation.
According to him, the government will continue providing conducive environment for them to have a rewarding service year in Bayelsa state.
He directed all security agencies in the state to provide adequate security to corps members.
Earlier, the State Coordinator, Mrs Okpalifo Obiageli Charity, thanked the corps members and camp officials for their high level of discipline that ensured a hitch-free orientation course.
She also called on corps members to emulate their predecessors by carrying out their duties diligently, describing primary and secondary assignments as important cardinal programmes of the Service Corps.
She thanked the Governor, government and good people of Bayelsa state, for the immense support to the scheme and appealed to all corps employers to assist the corps members to quickly settle down to render quality services to the State.
Speaking on the essence of the orientation course, the State Coordinator urged corps members to use the lessons learnt such as patriotism, team work and resilience to contribute their own quota towards the progress and development of the country.
She advised them to remember at all times that they are ambassadors of the NYSC, their families and, as well as institutions of graduation, “They should, therefore, be wary of acts that can portray the Scheme in bad light.”
She encouraged them to build on the skills acquired during the in-camp Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme in order to empower themselves for self-reliance.